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After a missile shelling of Tel Aviv and threats of escalation

On Thursday evening, were suddenly hear sirens in Tel Aviv and its surroundings: Two rockets were fired from the Gaza strip, and the defense systems jumped in, in the night, a total of nine missiles in several waves were firing from the Gaza strip towards Israel. Most of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system or landed in open field. The Israeli army has attacked its own information, approximately one hundred targets in the Gaza strip.

those Who could, went to the nearest Bunker for the first Time since the end of the Gaza war in 2014. Mayor Ron Huldai ordered that the protection of the facilities remained open. There were no casualties or damage to property. Events like a basketball game with 10'000 visitors have been further carried out, for Friday, no special security announced arrangements.

In the past few months, especially the Israeli places were in and around the Gaza strip of rockets and mortar attacks by Palestinian militants affected. Tel Aviv is located around 60 kilometres from the Erez border crossing.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , the exercises at the same time, the office of the Minister of defence, went in the evening with a blue light escort to the headquarters of the army in Tel Aviv. What is there in the presence of the new General staff chief Aviv Kochavi and the secret service heads of Nadav Argaman, it was decided that there were after the Meeting. It was said only that decisions had been taken.

Hamas has authorship of the

The Israeli air force began, however, against 1.30 local time, with attacks on targets in the Gaza strip. To plug even if Hamas, like other militant organizations in the Gaza strip, in dispute, behind the rocket fire, the Israeli army, the rulers of the coastal enclave, responsible for this. According to Palestinian reports, targets in the North and in the South of the Gaza strip, and Gaza city were attacked, it should have a security post of Hamas traded. Also, the port in Khan Yunis was bombed.

The attacks should be much harder down than in the past few days. Because individual missiles and fire records-equipped flying objects had been repeated across the border, sent the Israeli army had then retaliation attacks.

Repeated rocket alarm

these were minor skirmishes, but an attack on Tel Aviv and the densely populated Central region as a serious escalation. Even the army was surprised by the speaker Ronen Manelis admitted. An Egyptian Delegation, which was due to the negotiations over a longer-term ceasefire once again in the Gaza strip left the coastal enclave on the evening – also on the advice of the Israeli army.

Immediately after the start of the first retaliatory attacks, there was a rocket alarm in the Israeli communities around the Gaza strip. According to military information, a missile was fired, but landed in the Gaza strip. Around one and a half hours later howled again sirens: Two rockets were fired towards Israel, one was intercepted by Iron Dome.

restlessness stir up before the elections

In about three weeks parliamentary elections will be held in Israel. Politicians, especially right-wing parties called on Netanyahu to harsh reactions to the targeted killing of Hamas leaders. Because the Gaza strip's ruling Hamas and the second-largest group, the Islamic Jihad, responsible for the missile launch were this time vehemently disputed, was a other group suspicion: the Iranian-supported Al-Sabrin-organization. Their leader, Hisham sallam is said to have been taken to local media reports, earlier, of Hamas. To harm Hamas, could have taken this group of Tel Aviv to the visor, so the presumption of safety experts.

When the on the greater Tel Aviv fired shells are found, could be identified and the copyright easier, because the individual groups in the Gaza strip, missiles of different types. With voltage is expected, the decisions taken by Netanyahu, which he will communicate in the course of today's Friday to the Public.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.03.2019, 10:54 PM

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